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Article - Business Occupations and Professions


    (a)    An applicant for a license shall:

        (1)    submit to the Secretary an application on the form that the Secretary provides;

        (2)    submit the documents required by this section; and

        (3)    pay to the Secretary:

            (i)    an application fee of $100;

            (ii)    the fee authorized under § 10–221(b)(7) of the Criminal Procedure Article for access to Maryland criminal history records; and

            (iii)    the mandatory processing fee required by the Federal Bureau of Investigation for a national criminal history records check.

    (b)    The application form provided by the Secretary shall contain a statement advising the applicant that willfully making a false statement on an application is a misdemeanor, subject to a fine or imprisonment or both, as provided under § 18–504 of this title.

    (c)    If the applicant is a firm, the representative member shall complete the application form and otherwise be responsible for the firm’s compliance with this section.

    (d)    (1)    The application shall be accompanied by at least two written recommendations for the applicant.

        (2)    Each recommendation shall be signed, under oath, by a reputable citizen of the State.

    (e)    (1)    An applicant for a license shall submit with the application a set of legible fingerprints of the applicant on a form approved by the Criminal Justice Information System Central Repository and the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

        (2)    If the applicant is a firm, the applicant shall pay the cost of the fingerprint card records check for each firm member.

    (f)    An applicant for a license shall submit with the application a copy of a bond or proof of insurance in accordance with the requirements of § 18–401 of this title.

    (g)    The Secretary may waive the requirements of subsections (a)(2) and (3), (d), and (e) of this section and issue a license to an applicant who:

        (1)    provides adequate evidence that the applicant:

            (i)    is licensed to engage in the business of providing security systems services in another state; and

            (ii)    became licensed in the other state:

                1.    after meeting qualifications that are at least equivalent to those required in this State; and

                2.    after submitting to a State and national criminal records check; and

        (2)    pays to the Secretary a processing fee of $100.

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